The general rule, regardless of what diet you follow, is to ensure that your chosen diet is adequate to supply your body with the right amounts and kinds of fuel.
Vegan athletes can achieve this through a careful combination of plant-based proteins, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and other nutritious plant-based foods.
Research has shown that legumes, nuts, and seeds can provide athletes with great sources of energy, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.
It is true that athletes should be mindful of their protein because isolated plant sources cannot provide the same amount as animal protein.
Through careful portion control and combining various plant-protein sources, and proper supplementation when needed, athletes can ensure that their vegan diets meet all of the essential nutrients to enhance performance.